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2022 Harvest Update from Happy Canyon Vineyard
Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the 10th annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic
July 9, 2022
10:30am till 3:30pm
Piocho Ranch, Happy Canyon Vineyard
Santa Ynez, CA
Wine Club Members and your guests, please join us
Wine Club Members (Max of two tickets per member): $95 per person
Guest of Wine Club Members: $105 per person
Children under 12 are FREE!
FULL EVENT DETAILS BELOW
EVENT TICKET INCLUDES:
- Reserved Tented Seating
- California inspired Argentine BBQ lunch (Vegetarian options available)
- Selection of Happy Canyon Vineyard Wines
- Local Beer
- Water & Soft Drinks
- 3 Polo Matches
- Half Time Divot Stump during the Feature Polo Match
- Hat Contest
- Kids tent.
July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Gates open at 10:30 AM, there is no early admittance)
Happy Canyon Vineyard at Piocho Ranch. 1100 Secretariate Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.
By bringing world-class polo to the Santa Ynez Valley, the Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the SYV Polo Classic. The mission is to raise much-needed funds for People Helping People’s programs, which are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children in the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos by addressing emergency and basic needs.
WINE CLUB VENUE
We offer shaded seating with perfect viewing for the Polo matches.
- 10:15 A.M. | Wine Club Gates Open
- 10:30 A.M. | JUNIOR POLO MATCH
- 11:15 A.M. | WOMENS POLO MATCH
- 12:15 P.M. | CA style Argentine BBQ Luncheon paired with Happy Canyon Vineyard Wines
- 1:15 P.M. | Parade of Players, Flag Presentation by Sherriff's Mounted Unit and National Anthem
- 1:30 P.M. | FEATURE POLO MATCH
- 1:45 P.M. | 1st Intermission and Divot Stomp
- 2:15 P.M. | 2nd Intermission and Hat Contest Winners Announced/Silent Auction Closes
- 2:45 P.M. | Conclusion of Feature Match
- 3:00 P.M. | Presentation of Awards
The SYV Polo Classic will feature three matches: A preliminary match of junior players, a women's match, and a post-lunch game featuring high goal professionals with an intermission divot stomp.
At the conclusion of the featured match, an awards ceremony is conducted at midfield for guests to safely gather, mingle with the players, and view the presentations of the Perpetual Winner’s Trophy, Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award, Most Valuable Player, Best Playing String of Ponies, and Best Playing Pony.
Guests are invited to dress for a hat contest with fabulous gift baskets for the winners.
Guests are encouraged to dress for the day! There is a hat contest in each ticket section with fabulous gift baskets for winners. Weather varies but high temperatures are expected. To access current weather at event: www.weather.com and use zip code 93460. Sunscreen, hats and light-weight clothing are recommended. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes (flats, sandals or wedges for women) as there is a 5 minute walk to and from event parking. There is cart transportation for the mobility-impaired.
**** Please, no outside alcohol and no pets (with the exception of service animals) are allowed. ****
Our needs have multiplied many times over as a result of COVID-19’s economic impact. This signature event is our banner fundraiser and your support ensures we can help local families in need year-round. Please consider adding a special donation to your ticket purchase.
MAIL A DONATION
If you would like to mail a donation, please make a check payable to "Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People" and send it to P.O. Box 1478, Solvang, CA 93464
Happy New Year - 2022
The 2021 harvest brought huge yields with high quality fruit coming from the vineyard. As is our preferred style, the vintage was restrained with lower sugars and higher acids, resulting in wines that will truly take on a classic sensibility. The Bordelaise feel of the 2021 vintage is sure to shine through, with structured yet soft tannins, earthy tones, bright acidity and low alcohol wines. I am beyond excited to see how these wines age and evolve in the barrel.
As we look forward to the year ahead, I’m excited to release the 2021 Piocho Rosé and the 2021 Piocho Sauvignon Blanc in early February. The Block 11 Cabernet Franc remains true to its veracity and provided us with plentiful fruit, resulting in a Rosé wine that is as breathtaking and beautiful as any previous vintage. Our Block 5 Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard, known as “Davey’s” block once again has produced rock star fruit, with bright varietal characteristics, yet also supple, round and magical. Going forward in the year, we look forward to continuing our wine club gatherings at the tasting room, having our annual Polo Classic event in July, and enjoying wines with our community.
Here’s to good health, good friendships and great wine. Let’s all go be awesome in 2022!
Sean D. Pitts
9th Annual SYV Polo Classic
Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the 9th Annual Santa Ynez Polo Classic. Benefiting Santa Ynez People Helping People. October 2nd, 2021.
Tickets on sale now for all wine club members
We look forward to hosting another great event for our wine club members.
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2017 Barrack Family Estate Ten-Goal
Happy Canyon Vineyards - Happy New Year 2021
2019 Happy Canyon Vineyard Piocho Sauvignon Blanc Virtual Wine Tasting and Food Pairing
2019 Piocho Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon Vineyard. Virtual Wine Tasting and with Executive Winemaker Sean Pitts and food pairing with Jodi Pitts. The bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc blended with the ripe, rich Sémillon pairs wonderfully with the spicy salmon roll. Find the recipe at this link: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a26950912/spicy-salmon-bowl-recipe/
Hugs, Handshakes and High Fives
Although we can't hug, handshake or high-five you in person, we wanted to show you our love in a different way. Click on the video above to see how we are going through our daily life. The video also includes a look at the current state of our beautiful vineyards. We made this video as a virtual hug, handshake, and high-five. Enjoy!
Happy Canyon Vineyard Wine Tasting Hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners
Happy Canyon Vineyard Wine Tasting Hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners. 2019 Piocho Rosé wine, 2017 Piocho Patrón Red Wine Blend, 2015 Barrack Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine.
Happy Canyon Vineyard Piocho Vertical 2011 - 2016
Click on the video below to listen to the fun details and see special guest, my daughter Gracie who talks about her favorite memory between 2011 and 2016.
Purchase a six pack Piocho Red Blend Vertical and receive a special invitation to have a one on one live virtual private wine tasting with me, Sean Pitts, Executive Winemaker.